Randy Rollison

Randy’s job is to provide the overarching vision and direction for Intersection for the Arts, which includes finding new ways to support artists.

With over thirty years experience as an artistic director, he co-founded New York City’s HOME for Contemporary Theatre and Art and HERE Arts Center, served as the executive artistic director for Cleveland Public Theatre, and has a long career as an actor and director in NYC and regionally.

He joined Intersection for the Arts in 2008 and became Executive Director in 2015. When he’s not keeping the trains running at Intersection, you can find him cooking adventurous meals, traveling, researching his family tree, or working (at a snail’s pace) on his memoirs.

The book mentioned in the interview is Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 1.

Dancing Earth is an Indigenous dance company that aims to inspire creativity, grow cultural consciousness, and support Indigenous dance.Intersection for the Arts is a historic arts and culture nonprofit that provides Bay Area based artists and arts organizations with fiscal sponsorship, resources, space, and support to grow their artistic practices.
Red Poppy Art House is an artistic and cultural center and venue in the historic San Francisco Mission district. They host diverse performances, exhibitions, workshops, and artist residencies that creatively address social, political, and community issues.Intersection for the Arts is a historic arts and culture nonprofit that provides Bay Area based artists and arts organizations with fiscal sponsorship, resources, space, and support to grow their artistic practices.

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  1. […] Randy Rollison is Executive Director of Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco, the largest fiscal sponsorship provider for the arts in the Bay Area. The organization has been around since 1965 and has gone through multiple iterations. For Rollison, his role is a wonderful culmination of his own journey and presents the opportunity to work with young start-up organizations as well as mature organizations including those who may have seen their day and face the need to reinvent or dissolve. Rollison relishes his role of service and helping artists realize their project goals. When Rollison spoke with us in the midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic he discussed how this time affects those he works with. He described two project directors in within Intersection for the Arts who came together to form a safety net fund for artists who have lost day jobs as a result of the pandemic. In order to bring support for artists, they reach out to a broad network of potential donors. During the recent period when ICE raids were prevalent, artists were using drumming as a warning that ICE was approaching. To hear more about the sorts of projects that Rollison oversees in his role at Intersection for the Arts, listen to the complete interview. […]

  2. […] Randy Rollison is Executive Director of Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco, the largest fiscal sponsorship provider for the arts in the Bay Area. The organization has been around since 1965 and has gone through multiple iterations. For Rollison, his role is a wonderful culmination of his own journey and presents the opportunity to work with young start-up organizations as well as mature organizations including those who may have seen their day and face the need to reinvent or dissolve. Rollison relishes his role of service and helping artists realize their project goals. When Rollison spoke with us in the midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic he discussed how this time affects those he works with. He described two project directors in within Intersection for the Arts who came together to form a safety net fund for artists who have lost day jobs as a result of the pandemic. In order to bring support for artists, they reach out to a broad network of potential donors. During the recent period when ICE raids were prevalent, artists were using drumming as a warning that ICE was approaching. To hear more about the sorts of projects that Rollison oversees in his role at Intersection for the Arts, listen to the complete interview. […]